Google Translate adds Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi

9 May 2013

Google Translate has enabled its users to translate another five languages – Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi – bringing the total number of languages on the platform to more than 70.

The five new languages on Google Translate are spoken by more than 183m people around the world, Sveta Kelman, program manager, Google Translate, wrote on Google’s Official Blog.

“With the exception of Bosnian, these new languages are ‘alpha’, meaning while the quality isn’t perfect, we will continue to test and improve them over time,” Kelman wrote.

Google Translate is available online, via Android or iOS apps, or via Chrome and in Gmail.

“We’re excited to reach the 70+ language milestone, and we look forward to continuing to add more languages,” Kelman added.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic